Marizabeth dreams of becoming a teacher. To achieve her goal, Marizabeth has enrolled in the Universidad Pública de El Alto but without a loan from Vittana, she thinks that she may need to take time off to work and save until she can return to school.
Marizabeth plans on using the loan to cover the cost of her graduation fees. Often there are fees for earning your title in education before graduating.
Marizabeth currently works 30 hours a week. One of her biggest challenges has been making time to work and go to school. With a career in education, she expects to earn $17 a day. Marizabeth's parents were never able to complete their primary education. For her family of four, finances have always been tight. With five other siblings, Marizabeth is unsure how she will be able to finance her education on her own without the assistance of a Vittana loan.
Marizabeth is married with her own children. With a professional degree and a career in education, she hopes to be able to provide her family with a better life. She hopes to be able to contribute towards her family's income in the near future.
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This loan is admnistered by Vittana's partner Banco Fie
Vittana is a nonprofit that aims to provide access to education for millions of young people struggling to overcome poverty around the world. All Vittana loans are administered by local MFIs which are vetted and approved by Vittana staff. For a list of Vittana's MFI partners, please click here.
Vittana loans provide students with degrees and certificates that lead to higher paying jobs and sustainable livelihoods. Capital to fund Vittana loans comes from its crowdfunding website, investment funds and strategic partnerships. Today, more than 6,000 students in 12 countries have received a Vittana loan and are repaying at a rate of 99.8%. With the help of the Kiva community, Vittana is expanding its work and graduating a generation beyond poverty.